Lakhs have been displaced across the country in several states where monsoon rains have led to flooding. Maharastra, Karnataka and Kerala are the worst-hit states where dozens in have died this week.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddiyurappa today said over 1,000 villages have been hit in the state by floods. Estimating the losses due to deluge at Rs 6,000 crore, he also blamed discharge of water from Maharashtra dam for adding to the state's troubles. He also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family members of people killed in floods.
In Maharashtra, thousands are still stranded in Kolhapur where locals are struggling amid shortage of essential facilities.
Kerala, which suffered its worst flood in a century, is again facing floods in several parts. More than 42 people have been killed and over lakh have been displaced.
Here are the updates on floods in different parts of the country
Indian Army has intensified its relief & rescue operations in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu. As on 10 August a total of 9 Relief Teams, 12 Engineer Teams are providing assistance to the flood affected persons of Kohlapur & Sangli in Maharashtra. pic.twitter.com/SpUz3tSdCI- ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2019
Dakshina Kannada district Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil has urged residents in low-lying areas to immediately shift to safe places, as the brimming river Nethravati is flowing at a dangerous level.
"Probably going to Kerala tomorrow. I don't want to disturb the rescue missions there. I will there for two days. I have spoken to the Prime Minister, (Kerala) Chief Minister, District Collector and Congress workers of the state," Mr Gandhi told reporters
Flight operations at Cochin International Airport in Kerala that were stopped on Friday morning will resume at noon on Sunday, the airport authorities said today. They said the opening time has been advanced by three hours as they had planned to open the airport at 3 pm on Sunday.
In Kerala's Malapurram, nearly 200 people are stranded waiting to be rescued. Food will have to be air-dropped to them.
Karnataka Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should visit the flood-hit parts of the state. "I demand BJP ministers including PM Modi should visit Karnataka and announce Rs 500 crore for flood hit areas," he said.
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the flood-affected parts of Karnataka today.
- 24 people have been killed in Karnataka floods, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa told the reporters today
- He also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the relatives of those who have died
- More than 1,000 villages have been affected across the state, he said.
- 20 NDRF teams, 10 Army teams, 5 Navy teams and 2 SDRF working around the clock to help flood-affected people